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Premature mortality in people with epilepsy

Premature mortality in people with epilepsy

A population study found that people with epilepsy had a substantially greater risk of premature mortality than the general population and unaffected siblings

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What do nurses need to know about genetics?

What do nurses need to know about genetics? Subscription Required

As genomic testing becomes embedded in mainstream medicine, health professionals need to understand the role of genetics in disease

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Treating congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Treating congenital adrenal hyperplasia Subscription Required

Diseases affecting the endocrine system can result in increased mortality and morbidity

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Understanding neurofibromatosis type 2

Understanding neurofibromatosis type 2 Subscription Required

Neurofibromatosis type 2 is a rare genetic condition affecting hearing, sight and balance

Introduction to inherited metabolic diseases

Introduction to inherited metabolic diseases Subscription Required

Many children with inherited metabolic diseases now survive to adulthood. These patients may present with complications in both primary and acute care

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Sugary drinks 'speed up cell ageing', research suggests

Sugary drinks 'speed up cell ageing', research suggests

Drinking sugary soft drinks may accelerate biological ageing as much as smoking, a study has found.

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Stem cells could treat blindness

Stem cells could be potential treatment for blindness caused by AMD

Scientists have found a possible treatment for the most common form of blindness using special stem cells found on the front surface of the eye.

Hormone link to poor maths skills

Hormone levels during pregnancy linked to poor maths skills

Children who are bad at maths could have trouble with numbers because of their mother’s hormone levels during pregnancy, a new study suggests.

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Genetic testing increases following Angelina Jolie mastectomy

Genetic testing increases following Angelina Jolie mastectomy

Referrals for genetic breast cancer tests more than doubled in the UK as a result of what doctors have dubbed the “Angelina effect”.

Muscle disease genes discovered

Muscle disease genes discovered

Scientists believe they have discovered the genetic cause of an incurable muscle-wasting disease, paving the way for new treatments for sufferers.

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'A responsibility comes with advising on soap opera stories'

'A responsibility comes with advising on soap opera stories' Subscription Required

With the lifetime risk of cancer being one in three, it is now becoming commonplace to see the condition woven into popular television dramas.

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Genetic counselling is a process whereby people are supported through genetic investigation or testing.

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Genetic counselling is a process whereby people are supported through genetic investigation or testing.

'Angelina Jolie effect' doubled breast gene tests

'Angelina Jolie effect' doubled breast gene tests

“Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie announced she had had a double mastectomy,” BBC News reports.

How immunotherapy may treat multiple sclerosis

How immunotherapy may treat multiple sclerosis

“Breakthrough hope for MS treatment as scientists discover how to ‘switch off’ autoimmune diseases,” reports the Mail Online.

Breast cancer gene and smoking is a 'lethal mix'

Breast cancer gene and smoking is a 'lethal mix'

“Smoking and the breast cancer risk gene BRCA2 combine to ‘enormously’ increase the chance of developing lung cancer,” BBC News reports.

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